Rational policy making for early psychosis might yet become possibleBMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3137 (Published 08 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3137
- Anthony J Pelosi, honorary professor of psychiatry1
- 1Regional Eating Disorders Unit, St John’s Hospital, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6PP, UK
On the basis of the results of previous investigations, Morrison and colleagues estimated that without active treatment 30% of their study participants with at risk mental states would later develop schizophrenia.1 However, only 9% of control subjects and 7% of those who received cognitive therapy developed a psychotic illness.
They have been warned about this lowering of the transition rate for a …